About Elliott Kanter

San Diego criminal defense attorney Elliott Kanter handles criminal defense and personal injury cases in state and federal courts across southern California. Mr. Kanter is also credentialed to argue cases before the United States Supreme Court. With three decades of legal experience, he has built a reputation for resourcefulness and tenacity as well as an impressive record of success on behalf of his clients throughout southern California.

Dog Bite Victims: Legal Mistakes to Avoid

Pet ownership is at an all-time high. In the U.S., more than 60 million families share their home with a dog. But what happens when man’s best friend attacks, inflicting serious trauma on an innocent victim? Approximately 4.5 million individuals suffer dog bites every year, and nearly 20 percent of them require medical care for [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

What to Do After a Car Accident: Dos and Don’ts

The moments following a car accident are terrifying. One minute you were cruising down Sixth Avenue with the windows down, and the next your airbags are deployed and you have excruciating pain in your neck. As adrenaline pumps through your veins, a million questions flood your mind: “What happened?” “Am I hurt?” “Is the other [...]

By | January 11th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

What You Should Do After You Get a DUI

It’s 5pm on Friday and you’re ready to unwind, so you head to a bar near your office for a burger and beers with co-workers. A couple of hours and a couple of drinks later, you get in the car to make the short drive home. That’s when you see the police lights flashing in [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|Criminal Defense|

7 Ways A Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You

A criminal conviction can change your life in an instant. Whether you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, theft, or another crime, your freedom and future are at stake. This is when a criminal defense attorney becomes essential. In a system where it feels like everyone is up against you, a defense lawyer can [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Criminal Law|

Different Types of Theft Charges and How A Lawyer Can Help

Theft, also known as larceny, is a serious crime that involves unlawfully taking or using property that belongs to another person. If you have been arrested for theft, you have either been charged with petty theft or grand theft. Under these two main categories, there are many different types of theft, including embezzlement, shoplifting, fraud, [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Driving Under The Influence of Marijuana

If you are high on pot and you're driving in California, you can be arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Marijuana-DUI arrests – and serious traffic collisions and injuries related to marijuana intoxication – are increasing in this state and across the nation. If a person consumes any intoxicating substance, legal or illegal, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Crime Rate Declines In San Diego – Is Proposition 47 The Reason?

It's hard to believe, but it is nevertheless true. While the national news was filled with stories last year about rising crime in Baltimore, Chicago, and several other major cities, crime in San Diego was plummeting. In fact, the crime rate in this city in 2016 was the second-lowest in 47 years. Violent crimes dropped [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Criminal Law|

How A Motion To Suppress Can Help Your DUI Case

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in the decade starting with 2003 and ending with 2012, prosecutors in this state won DUI convictions against 76.6 percent of those charged with the crime. Thus, in any typical year, almost one in four California drivers charged with driving under the influence is not convicted of [...]

By | May 20th, 2017|Criminal Law|

Uber Or Lyft Accident In San Diego? Here’s What To Do

In the state of California, across the United States, and around the world, the rideshare industry has flourished with amazing speed. It's hard to remember that Uber was founded only eight years ago and that Lyft was founded only five years ago. The rideshare industry's unprecedented popularity and growth have been so rapid that insurance [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|Personal Injury Law|

Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUIs In San Diego

All fifty states have laws that govern drinking and driving. Whether a state calls it DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence), or OUI (operating under the influence), the laws are similar, the enforcement is aggressive, and the penalties can be harsh, even for a first offense. Overwhelmingly in California, driving under the [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Criminal Law|